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  • j kfrommorgantown Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2013 3:43 PM (in response to celliott)

    There is no VERTICAL ruler.   The horizontal ruler is there but not the vertical.

  • robogobo Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Nov 11, 2013 11:12 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    And I guess you were being your usual polite, mature self while you showed off these flaws.  I'm sure he walked away because of your undeniable evidence, and not because of your presentation style.

    PeterBreis0807 wrote:


    The search tool has grown more and more erratic, especially for finding updater files. The software updates are a particularly badly designed set of pages. Someone's poorly thought through idea that visual is better.


    I've thought of doing screen recordings of what happens when you try to find or negotiate Apple's increasingly awful efforts. That would be the easy part and demonstrate just how badly it is working.


    But then would come the difficult part. Getting anyone at Apple to even look. If you have undeniable evidence, they then label you a non-believer and walk away.


    Exactly that just happened yesterday when I showed a small sampling of the flaws in Pages 5, and the App Store feedback, to an Apple rep who was proclaiming what a wonderful and popular upgrade it is.



  • jonr49 Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2013 11:44 PM (in response to robogobo)

    When you talk to Applecare, the people are not programmers. They, in majority, don't use pages (or numbers etc) for 'real' work. So they have no idea what a 'mail merge' for example is. They are nice people and know how to fix stuff but they can't feedback

    The frustration is that we can't talk to the idiots who designed Pages 5 (who probably use MS Word for their private and business work)

    Putting stuff on 'feedback' is probably a waste of time (although I've done it).

    And although I'd like to go back, this downgrade does not allow you to do this without losing everything done since the change unless you copy every new file (about 500 in my case) to an external drive.


    If it wasnt going to make my MacBook Pro even slower than Mavericks has already done, I'd load up MS Office right now.

  • vitessa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2013 11:56 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    I tried different things out and did a lot of experimenting bit with Pages and ePub:


    When exporting a larger document that I prepared for the epub-format (with images and text) as an .epub-file I get an error message like this: „There were too much images. A lot of them were not exported“ (I translated the error message to English). What’s this for a crap of information? What images were not exported? Why weren’t they exported?


    I made another test and exported a larger pages-Document to .epub-format. I compared the different Pages-versions and how they handle with .epub. The results were:


    • original file size (.pages-document): 46 MB
    • .epub-document exported from Pages 4.2: 12 MB
    • .epub-document exported from Pages 4.3: 64 MB
    • .epub-document exported from Pages 5: 117 MB


    It has already been getting worse from Pages 4.2 to Pages 4.3. The problem is the size of the embedded images. Exporting from Pages 4.2 to .epub was acceptable, but the export to .epub in Pages 5 is definitely worthless, in my test it produces a file-size, that is 10x larger. I have to look for another solution.


    Does anybody have experiences in creating .epub-files with Nisus Writer? Is that a good way?

  • vitessa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 12, 2013 12:35 AM (in response to vitessa)

    vitessa wrote:


    • .epub-document exported from Pages 5: 117 MB


    It's getting ridiculous:


    After using „Reduze file-size“ in Pages 5 the exported epub will be even larger. It increases up to 121 MB…

  • robogobo Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Nov 12, 2013 1:41 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Well, if your caustic attitude on these forums is any evidence, I can infer plenty.  Why should I assume you behaved any more maturely when discussing the same issue with an Apple rep?  You really expect us to believe he just walked away because you presented clear objective evidence without your typical snide remarks punctuating every point you made?  That is why you will not achieve any results the way you argue.  People will just walk away.

  • PollyFK Calculating status...
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    Nov 12, 2013 6:55 AM (in response to robogobo)

    Can anyone tell me why I can't unsubscribe to this discussion which has veered tragically off course from its original stated purpose? 


    I changed my settings to receive no emails and now I get emails that look like this:

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  • crumvoc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 12, 2013 8:14 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    You kids!  Go to  your room!


    Here is the "tale of the tape":


    App store Pages 5 ratings


    1 - 2 stars     71.4%

    3 stars      6.1%

    4-5 stars     22.2%


    What more needs to be said?

  • linda2009 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Nov 12, 2013 11:01 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    Speaking of the MAS, with iWork in mind, the MAS shows me that Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are now $19.99, not free?  And, it is showing this for the New Versions.


    Peter, does the MAS show you the iWork Apps as FREE?


    Mavericks still shows as Free.  Are the iWork apps only free if you have Mavericks?  I've never installed Mavs.  But, I do have iWork installed.


    When it was first released, I saw that iWork was free, but I did not download or install it.

  • j kfrommorgantown Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 12, 2013 11:08 AM (in response to crumvoc)

    crumvoc IDAHO


    Not shure what you're looking at.  But your numbers are totally off.  1,122 one stars vs 360 five stars.... doesn't bode well for Pages


    Here's what the TALE OF THE TAPE actually says:


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